Upon receipt of an application for a permit, the patrol will
conduct an inspection of the applicant's van, to determine if the applicant
qualifies for the issuance of a permit.
After a permit has been issued, the state
patrol will cause to be affixed to each qualified van a window decal indicating
that it has been approved by the state patrol.
The decal will be furnished by the state patrol and affixed to
the windshield on the lower right hand corner by the inspector.
Reinspections of approved vans
will be conducted at least once a year by an inspector.
Upon subsequent inspections, the
inspector may remove the decal from the van if it is no longer found to be
qualified, subject to the following procedures:
(i) In the event of a safety-related defect
which would render the van a safety hazard upon the public highway, the decal
may be removed immediately by the inspector. Upon a protest by the operator
that the defect does not represent a safety hazard, the decal may not be
removed until such time as the defect is verified as a safety hazard by the
(ii) In the
event of missing or defective equipment which is not a safety hazard but is
required for initial approval, the inspector must issue a correction notice for
the defect. If after ten days the operator fails or refuses to repair the
defect, the decal may be removed.
(iii) Upon repair of a defect which has
previously caused removal of a decal, the inspector will reinspect the
equipment which had been defective. If the specified corrections have been
satisfactorily completed, the inspector will reapply another decal to the
windshield. In the event that the inspector is not readily available to
reinspect and reapply the decal, such other patrol officer as may be appointed
by the patrol may reinspect and reapply the decal. The reinspection and
reapplication will be done as soon as possible after the operator advises that
the defect has been repaired.
(b) Upon termination of a permit, the decal
will be immediately removed and the permit retrieved by the state
(c) Upon sale or other
transfer of the van from the business, the operator must so advise the ESR and
must remove the decal prior to the sale or transfer of the vehicle.
(d) Upon the purchase or acquisition of any
additional van to be used pursuant to this chapter, the operator must
immediately notify the ESR and request an inspection of the new unit by the
patrol. No vehicle will be authorized under the permit until it is approved by